The Day of Young Seals Protection is celebrated on March 15 around the world. The date is celebrated on the initiative of the International Fund for Animal Welfare founded by Brian Davis in 1969. The Fund has managed to achieve a total ban on the commercial hunt for Greenland seals and their pups.
The Baikal ringed seal still officially remains a commercial species and is not even listed in the Red Book, but the hunt for it was officially banned in 1980. An annual quota for the industrial hunt of 50 animals has been established until 2009. The current number of ringed seals is estimated at about 130 animals. The issue of removing the ban on commercial and private hunt for Baikal seals is being debated nowadays.
Meanwhile, the public is actively opposed to the idea of ban removal.
This infographic will tell you more about different kids of Baikal ices, when the lake is covered with ice and how long it is frozen over.
Numerous rock outcrops on the coast of Baikal have long attracted the attention of famous researchers and geologists who were stunned by the beauty of these places.
How the regulation of the level in Irkutsk Water Reservoir via the HPP saves the city and its residents from dangerous floods.
Irkustsk and Bratsk HPPs has been the main regulators of annual electricity balances in the region for several decades.